Thursday, 2 February 2012

TANDOORI CHICKEN ROVERS 0 THE TOON 2

Posted '9:45 am bells' Thorsday 2nd February 2012

"Somebody up there DOES! like us!"


The gods finally looked doon on us at Ewood Park last neet as a wickedly deflected goal in the 12th minute gave us the lead when a Ryan Taylor shot which was gannin miles wide caught the boot of a Blackborn defender and flew into the net leavin' their keeper completely stranded.
At forst the Toon fans stood in silence before burstin' oot into spontanious celebrations at the realisation that we'd actually scored!
(This made up for wor own goal against Brighton last week in similar circumstances, which cost us that game!)

However!--this seemed to 'kick start' 'The Tandoori Chickens' into life and wor goal lived a charmed life as they pressed for the equaliser.

Then just before the break the ref gave them a dubious lookin' penalty after Danny Simpson was judged to have fouled Modeste in the box, but Tim Krul dived to his left and saved the resultin' spot kick.
Just after this Leon Best heeded against his own cross bar and we were very fortunate indeed to gan in 1-0 up at half time.

The second period wasn't much better for us and with Shola and Best oot of sorts up front for us, we just couldn't get gannin as Rovers laid siege to wor goal with wot seemed like a million corners in succession (slight exaggeration!) at the far end from us! 
Wor savin' grace was that they just couldn't put the baall in wor net and as we 'clock watched', the minutes seemed to take hours and somehow we were still in front!

The home fans beside us then unfurled a banner made oot of an old bed sheet and spray painted with 'VENKY'S OUT!' on it, and started singin', "You can stick your f*****' chickens up your arsenal!", (or words to that effect!) in appreciation of their Indian chicken takeaway owners attempts to get them relegated!

Late substitutions by 'I Beg your Pardew' saw Gabriel Oberton replace Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands replace Leon Best and they combined in stoppage time, when a neat 'one-two' between the two players saw Obertan run clear and he gleefully excepted his chance with a fine run to score a great goal in front of the ecstatic 3 to 4,000 Toon fans in 'The Darwen End' to finally clinch the points and send us up to the dizzy heights of FIFTH PLACE! in the premya leegue table.
The Chickens were well and truely fried!

Toon team: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Ben Arfa (Perch 46), Guthrie, Ryan Taylor (Obertan 89), Gutierrez, Best (Lovenkrands77), Shola Ameobi
Attendance: 20,817 (3 to 4,000 Toon fans?) (not sure, as we couldn't see how many were in the upper tier!)  

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